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, commerce member conyers, about detroit and the declaration of bankruptcy. do you feel the federal government should bail out detroit? >> well, i don't know if we are in a position to do that. what we're doing in the michigan congressional deliberation a wholeic is looking at list of programs that would assist to troy it what we are china determined is whether we have -- to assist detroit, we are trying to determine what we have received and second, whether there is any possibility of an a fitting from them. the thing we're most concerned about is protecting the pensions of those people who have worked .0, 40 years for the city fortunately, pensions are constitutionally protected in the michigan constitution. again, we have bipartisan support. the attorney general of michigan, a republican, has come out in support of protecting the pensions. so we are down, but we aren't out read we will rise again. >> thank you both for being with us, republican congressmember thomas massie of kentucky, elected in 2012. dinner credit commerce member john conyers, ranking member of the house judici
a stroke, elmore leonard died at his home in detroit tuesday. amongst his 45 gritty novels were bestsellers that inspired films such as "shorty" and "jackie brown." william hildebrand takes a look back at his life. had a ritual.ard first, write by hand, then on a typewriter. of america's most foremost crime writers and said he would never quit his passion of telling stories. >> there is no reason to. this is the most enjoyable thing i do. i have been doing it for nearly 60 years. theas very hard in beginning. >> his first five novels were westerns, but when the market shrank, he jumped to crime. many stories were adapted to screen. brown" was drawn from the novel. when you absolutely, positively have to kill every mother in the room, there is no substitute. leonard was praised for creating zany characters that use realistic dialogue. another hallmark characteristic, brevity. me"the new york times" asked if i would review a tom clancy book. they said it is only 400 and some pages. i said i don't read books more than 300 pages. intoxicating were mixtures of moral ambivalence and dark humor, o
. bertha garrett in detroit, 65- year-old grandmother, writer, deeply religious, the mother of six children. when the banks try to foreclose on her home that she lived in for 22 years, she said, "i'm not leaving." she and her husband, who is legally blind, called up , hundreds of people and they amassed on her front lawn, they blocked the bank from letting the city put the dumpster legally required to be there to haul out all of her property, all of the things she and her family had built over the years. jimmy even more -- as hundreds for locking this emma she was with whereside they refuse to even meet with her. she said, well, if i can't come in to this office, the nobody can come out. the 65-year-old deeply religious grandmother laid down in front of the office of the bank and said, "i'm not moving. i refuse to move." the next day they called her an offer to sell her the home for incredibly affordable rate. to me that signifies communities across the country, particularly in african-american neighborhoods, are refusing to move and saying, "we live in this neighborhood and we should hav
/11 --had the underwear bomber the person flying to detroit that was going to blow up a plane christmas day -- the times square bomber, the two people in boston that just committed the on the marathon day and so forth. those people were communicating internationally, basically. they're all communicating either and thenya or pakistan underwear bomber was in yemen and communicating with other countries in the middle east and also to nigeria, for example. been takinga had all of this attention and paying attention to foreign communications and international communications and set of domestic communications, it might have discovered those. wheree a track record you're not able to discover those because you have too much electronic hay on the haystack and it is impossible to find the needle. that is what these hearings are good for. >> does the fbi, local police, do they have access to this information from the nsa as well? are they all sharing? the fbi is one of the principal recipients i think of a lot of this information. -- one of theg things i think should worry a lot of people is it is not
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